On Settling

Happy Birthday

As a military family we think about where we’ll be next. If I can have it my way I’d love it if we stay overseas until hubby’s done with the military. Then after that I hope to secure a job outside the U.S. and travel some more. Although I’d be happy retiring outside the U.S. hubby would rather go back so that he can be closer to his good friends (he’s also not too crazy about European taxes). I love America but I feel like there are still so many places to see out there, old and ancient places especially.

We’ve talked about places we’d like to settle in the U.S. but we still can’t pinpoint one. I said Vermont but he’s more into the western states. Colorado keeps popping up so we might take a big trip there after his time is done with the Air Force. I told him that wherever it is we have to be within an hour of an International airport so that I can catch last minute deals to Ecuador for example. I know, I have my priorities {::SMILES}.

Today I’d like to share a Mischief Maker card. I love how the card turned out. It’s the colors that I love the most, just soft and still fun. There’s a bit of yellow, blue, green, brown, white, and sand. I love the flower too. I can’t remember where I got it from but it’s from here in England. It was cheap, £1, for a dozen. I just tied the wire around the butterfly. I was ok with the wires exposed that way. I thought it gave the butterfly more dimension. I also layered some burlap and tags. The tags are based on the sketch — see the resemblance?

Happy Birthday

Then the ribbon, button and twine. Lately it’s all about these three items!! For the stamping I used two Waltzingmouse sets: Victorian Frippery and Teeny Trees. The pattern paper are all digital paper. The tags came from a Zoe Pearns kit: Away We Go and main pattern paper from her collab kit with Lauren Grier: Come Away with Me.

Happy Birthday

Yes, I’ve been hybrid happy this month because of my new laser printer. That this is nice and if you’re ever wanting to get a color printer, wait a few months, save up a bit more and get a laser. Better print and cheaper in the long run because the cartridges (expensive up front) last so much longer.

Have a great weekend and craft away!!!

13 comments

  1. ~amy~ says:

    W-A-S-H-I-N-G-T-O-N–S-T-A-T-E….I think you need to check out the gorgeous state of washington….seriously….there is so much about this place that you’d LOVE…just sayin’

    Okay, your card is oh-so-feminine and pretty…just love your style…

  2. ~amy~ says:

    bummer…I think my original comment disappeared so let’s try this again, shall we?

    WASINGTON STATE…I think you guys should check out the gorgeous state of Washington…I know that you’d LOVE it here…just sayin’…

    Love your sweet and oh-so-feminine card…

    • Ren-Yi says:

      i’d say move to jersey so i can visit and watch you make cards. i could learn a thing or two ;) hey – we have a great public school system in central jersey! otherwise i hear md, nc, va also have some great schools.

      love your card – doesn’t matter if if it’s button, ribbon and twine – you know how to create with it :)

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